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Seismology for non-seismologists
Convener: Koen Van Noten  | Co-Conveners: Aurélien Mordret , Thomas Lecocq , Daniela Farrugia , Matthew Agius 
Thu, 21 Apr, 12:15–13:15

This short course is dedicated to non-seismologists, with a particular focus for young scientists (graduates, PhD students and postdocs). The main goal of this short course is to provide an introduction into the basic concepts and methods in seismology and how these methods are applicable to investigate the near-surface and Earth’s interior. The course will highlight the role that advanced seismological analysis techniques can play in the co-interpretation of results from other fields in the geosciences, such as tectonics, geology, geodynamics, volcanology and hydrology.

The topics covered will include real-time earthquake monitoring, access to seismic data, a discussion on powerful seismic tools to analyse velocity changes of the inner Earth by seismic tomography, the monitoring wonders of continuous ambient noise, an overview of surface wave analysis tools that are widely applicable and complementary to near-surface geophysics, and interpreting 'Did You Feel It?' macroseismic data.

We likely won’t turn you into a seismologist in 1 hour, but would rather like to make you aware how seismological techniques can help you in geoscience. The intention is to discuss each topic in a non-technical manner, emphasizing their respective strengths and potential shortcomings. Not only will this course help non-seismologists to better understand seismic results but it will also facilitate more enriched discussion between different scientific disciplines. The 1 hour short course will be run by fellow young seismologists and geoscientists, who will present examples from their own research and from reference papers for illustration. Questions from the audience will be encouraged.